Russian embassy in Lisbon

Portugal expels 10 Russian embassy staff

The Portuguese government has given 10 members of the Russian embassy two weeks to abandon the country. A note from foreign affairs minister João Gomes Cravinho says the government “notified the ambassador of the Russian Federation” of its decision to declare 10 members of staff “personae non-gratae” due to their “activities against national security”. None of the 10 are career diplomats. As pundits told SIC yesterday, they will have been working in this country as spies.